Electric cars

Consumers have good news for Tesla, Ford and GM

Consumers have good news for Tesla, Ford and GM

Electric vehicle manufacturers are frustrated.

Despite their desire to produce more vehicles, their hands are tied as supply chain disruptions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic persist. These are now exacerbated by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, a major nickel exporting country.

Nickel, palladium and aluminum are important in the manufacture and assembly of electric vehicles.

They help make catalytic converters, air conditioner condensers, and other essential auto parts. Nickel is used to make stainless steel and batteries, which are at the heart of an electric vehicle, as they determine a car’s range and play a key role in vehicle performance and safety.